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Drone video shows the devastation left by wildfires in Washington State

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Monday, July 21, 2014, 9:04 AM - Improving weather conditions, including lighter winds and lower temperatures, are helping firefighters battle a massive wildfire in northcentral Washington state.

According to officials, the fire has destroyed more than 150 homes and covers almost 1,000 square kilometres south of the Canada/U.S. border.

A remote-operated aerial vehicle video shows the devastation left by the wildfires.


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Virtually nothing is left untouched around Pateros, Washington, about 300 km east of Seattle.

In the video above, you can see homes completely destroyed and a landscape with nothing but charred remains of trees and shrubs.

Some residents have returned home to see absolutely nothing left.

"I looked around and saw all the damage to the out buildings, my tack shed, my barn, but my house is still standing and horses were alive... that's all I could ask for," one resident said. 

Resources are stretched thin and crews are working around the clock trying to contain the flames.

With files from CNN

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